Do you often screeching teeth? Doing so has consequences

Written by: Dra. Pilar Garrido Lapeña
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is bruxism?

bruxism teeth Bruxism is a mandibular dysfunction, known as clenching and / or grinding of the teeth. This produces significant wear with pain and tension of the muscles of the face. More and more people suffer.

This tightening is done unconsciously and is usually done at night (although sometimes day), a fact that makes it even more uncontrollable.

Its main trigger is stress, which is related to psychological factors.


Consequences of bruxism

Because of clenching and grinding, teeth suffer a pathological wear. Furthermore, this condition leads to muscle disturbances, which in turn may produce muscle pain, joint or head.


Treatment of bruxism

The basic treatment of bruxism is aimed at reducing stress and anxiety, thereby reducing harmful effects on teeth and help relax the muscles during sleep. To this end, the ferrules are indicated discharge, which are rigid splints, which have nothing to do with retaining the ferrules are made after orthodontics.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Pilar Garrido Lapeña

Dr. Garrido's Degree in Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry specialist. The doctor, with 30 years of experience, has a degree in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics and a Master of Public Health and Health Education. He has also made numerous publications and conference presentations.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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